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Time, conflict, and human values

"Moving easily among the realms of literature, philosophy, biology, physics, mathematics, ethics, art, and religion, J.T. Fraser excavates the foundations of human values and elucidates their role in the lives of individuals, societies, and the historical process. Positing that the need for human values arises from the necessity to control the unbounded imaginative powers of the mind, Fraser reveals time as an essential constituent of the principles of selection that determine values, rather than merely a backdrop against which the stability of values may be tested."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, ©1999